Apr 13, 2019

How to Set Up Your Amazon Echo 2nd Generation?

If you are interested in knowing how you can set up your Amazon Echo 2nd Generation, then you must read this link. By reading this guide, you will learn all the necessary things that you need to do for setting up Amazon Echo second generation.

In case you are using Amazon Echo first generation, then also you should read this article. While setting up Amazon Echo, you should keep your device at a distance of 20 cm from the walls in your house. In case you are keeping it on the floor, then you need to keep it at the same level as your router or Wi-Fi.  

Download the Alexa Application:

To start with the process to set up your Amazon Echo 2nd Generation, you first need to go to the Amazon app store and download the Alexa application. You can download it for free and use it. It is recommended not to download it from any site other than the official website of Amazon.

Once you have downloaded the Alexa application, then you will easily complete the setup process. For downloading this application, you need to have a tablet or smartphone with you.

The app store that you need to go to depends on the device, which you are using. Search for the Alexa application and download it. You can also visit the official website of Amazon Alexa on your web browser.

Open Amazon Echo:

Connect power adapter to your Amazon Echo. You can locate the power adapter in the pack. If you can’t find it there, then you need to launch a complaint about the missing adapter to the Amazon team. Although that is a rare case scenario.

Once you connect the power adapter to the wall outlet, then the Amazon Echo light ring will turn blue in colour. Then, after some time it will turn orange in colour. If the light ring doesn’t change to orange immediately, then that means there is some kind of problem with Amazon Echo. If the light turns to orange, then Alexa will say welcome.

Set up Your Amazon Echo 2nd Generation by Connecting it to Your Wireless Network:

Here comes the most crucial part in the entire process to set up your Amazon Echo 2nd Generation. Amazon Echo 2nd generation is of no use without an internet connection. Therefore, it is necessary for one to connect Amazon Echo to the internet.

These are the Steps that One has to Perform for Connecting the Device to the Wireless Network-

Step 1 : Turn on your Alexa application and then open the menu. After that, tap on Alexa devices.

Step 2 : Now, choose your device.

Step 3 : You will see the word change that is written right next Wi-Fi network. Tap on change. Now, that you are adding a device for the very first time, select add Alexa device.

Step 4 : There is an action button placed on the device. Press and hold that button for changing the ring light colour to orange. After that, the app will start looking for the device and get connected to it. In case that doesn’t happen, then check whether you need to set it up manually.  

Step 5 : If required, then choose the wireless network and enter the password. Once the connection is established, then you will see a confirmation message on your app screen. In case you are still having trouble in connecting to your Wi-Fi, then you should restart your modem, router, and Amazon Alexa. This will definitely solve your Wi-Fi connectivity issues.

Give Commands to Alexa:

Now that your Amazon Echo is connected to the internet, the next thing that you need to do is to talk to Alexa. You just have to call out to Alexa to wake it up and then give a command to it. For example, Alexa, play you sang to me, Alexa turn off the music, Alexa turn on the lobby lights etc.

If you connect more number of devices to Amazon, then your life will become easier. In case you want to change the wake word, then you can change it at any point of time you want. For changing the wake word, you need to first go to Alexa app, navigate to Alexa devices and then you need to create a new wake word. Additionally, you can reset the wake word by saying ‘change the wake word’.

So, this was the process to set up your Amazon Echo 2nd Generation. The use of smart devices have completely revolutionized our lives. The presence of smart devices like Alexa Echo in one’s life can make it a lot easier.

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